Welcome to the home of Slingshot
Screenshot of a normal game in play. More screenshots can be seen here.
Slingshot is a two dimensional, turn based simulation-strategy game set in the gravity fields of several planets. It is a highly addictive game, and never the same from round to round due to its randomly generated playing fields.
It is a deceptively simple game, the goal is to shoot the other spacecraft through the field of planets, but their gravity makes it tricky. The effects of the gravity mean that although it's easy to learn how to play, and to enjoy playing, it could take a lifetime to thoroughly master.
In order to hit your opponent, you can rotate you ship to aim in any direction, and you can change the power with which your projectile is launched - the initial speed at which it flies.
Slingshot is free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation, it is released under the GNU General Public License. This means you are free to download, copy, modify, redistribute, disassemble, analyse or sell Slingshot under the terms of the aforementioned license. Enjoy!
Don't forget to tell your friends about Slingshot, post it to your blog, etc - just spread the word!!! :-)
This website is a wiki, for more information, see this page.
24th of August 2007 - Featured in Linux Format!
We've just been informed by a fan that Slingshot has been featured as a 'Hot Pick' in the popular Linux magazine Linux Format. The article is on page 75 (in the LXFHotPicks section) of the October 2007 edition, and Slingshot 0.8p is on the cover CD/DVD. See the news page to read the article.
More news (including old news) can be read at our news page.
Slingshot is made possible by the generosity of several organisations; chiefly GServe Ltd (domain name and web hosting), Wiki Spot (hosting this wiki) and Sourceforge.net (hosting our code and release packages). If you enjoy using slingshot, please consider donating to Wiki Spot or Sourceforge.net, or using GServe Ltd for your hosting needs. Thank you :-)